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TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:05:05 PM »
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 05:05:50 PM »
tsunami will be UPDATING tonight!!  :woohoo:
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 06:46:38 PM »
Starting soon.....  :cheer: :conf:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 06:50:47 PM »
Ready to see another great episode!  :conf:
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 07:02:11 PM »
Previously on The Amazing Race....

7 teams continue racing in Switzerland
First time ever U-Turn vote
Where C/C and R/E got Uturned
At the detour: Becca cut down the competition
B/C beat the competition at the roadblock
But it was T/C who won the leg and R/E got eliminated

Teams going to Split, Croatia
Teams must get to Kasjune Beach where they will get their gnome!


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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 07:04:10 PM »
Colin gets title quote :lol:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 07:06:28 PM »
T/K try to stay confidant
B/C are happy with their second place, this far in the race!
C/C  are not taking the u-Turn vote personal.

T/K and B/C are on the first train to Zurich airport while the rest are on another train.
First two teams will be no the first flight arriving in Split at 11h00 am

Airport drama, teams are struggling to find flights
L/J, C/C are getting there at 12h25


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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 07:06:34 PM »
Afghanimals using odd bargaining techniques :funny:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 07:07:48 PM »
So the preview drama:

Two lines *ish, V/N feels like team fun passed them, but team fun said there was two lines.
Team fun get on the same flight as C/C and L/J (arriving 1h25 after the first two teams)
Flight is full, no place for V/N

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2019, 07:08:48 PM »
Not really sure why that ticketing agent had to leave right then :duno:  There wasn't anybody behind N\V


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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2019, 07:11:25 PM »
and we are back:

N/V try to be on the same flight as the other teams, and are going to by on stand-by on a flight that arrives 10 minutes after the first two teams, and 1h before the other 3!

and they are on!!

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2019, 07:12:38 PM »
T/K and C/B are on their way to the beach.
Looks like a cool beach place with games.

C/B are first, route info... serve them up.

Teams must serve 6 drink orders and get their gnome

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2019, 07:17:02 PM »
C/B are done in first before T/K gets there.
Teams must go to Marjan cave church.
They must deliver a load of bread to the monks to get their next clue.

T/K arrives at the beach, they are done in second, before N/V gets there.

The last 3 teams's flight is delayed 1hour (that puts them 2 hour behind the first 3)

C/B are doing the monk task, put the gnome in a little kart with the bread.

They are done in first, detour:

Poetry in motion, or Washed in from the ocean

PinM: must memorize a poeme in a tube
Washed in from the ocean: use metal detecter and find coins close to a shipwreck

They do the second one.

N/V get their first clue at the beach

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2019, 07:17:38 PM »
worry about Colin & Christie 's top 3 streak with the gnome drama and now the later flight  :groan:

Where is the flight-master Colin ? :groan:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2019, 07:20:59 PM »
T/K done the monk task in second, do the coin task
They are surprised to see N/V there!
N/V do the poetry task.

Coin task:

Cold water, they are doing the task with the gnome lol
They have small metal detector (cute)

T/K get there. Both teams are looking

N/V get in the rafting tube... it's a long poem
and it's a bumpy ride lol

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2019, 07:24:26 PM »
N/V get it wrong on the first try.
Both tasks are hard.

C/B got their first coin!
They also find the goblet (it's 5 coins a goblet they need to find)

T/K are switching

The rafting task is so funny hahah teams are flying like flies.

N/V on their third attempt, she gets her part but Victor misses right away.
T/K don't know the poem after the first trip lol

C/B got their second and third coin, missing two

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2019, 07:27:40 PM »
The last three teams are finally there.
Going to the beach.

N/V misses their fourth and fifth attempts
T/K misses their third attempts

L/J get their gnomes in fourth, team fun in fourth and C/C in last!

N/V on their seventh attempts: They get it!!! They are in first, they must go to the DIOCLETIAN'S Palace

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2019, 07:30:25 PM »
T/K are done in second place.

C/B are switching detour!!!

Team fun finish the monk task in fourth, Leo/Jamal in fifth and C/C still in last.

C/B doing the poem now, they miss their first attempts.. wondering if they must switch again.... oh boy  :groan:
They are going back to the coins lol

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2019, 07:34:14 PM »
we are back to C/B doing the coins now, they need to find two coins.

T/K first to the palace. Roadblock, who's ready to get their marching orders.
Croatia was once part of Dalmatia, a Roman province.
They must dress up and keep track of 5 soldiers wearing red rubans

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2019, 07:34:25 PM »
What a fun crazy leg :conf:


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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2019, 07:36:52 PM »
Korey first, there is 18 soldiers and they need to remember where 5 of them are after they hide under their shields.
You need to pay attention to everything.

Korey misses his first attemps, Nicole is doing the roadblock and they want to work together.

Team fun and Leo/Jamal are doing poems, and they both miss it on the first attempts.

C/C are doing the coins, and they see C/B there...


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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2019, 07:38:23 PM »
Nicole and Korey are working together, they miss because of Nicole.
Montage of them missing 3-4-5-6 times... It's hard..

A very hard leg.

C/C are switching detour because B/C told them they found nothing

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2019, 07:38:49 PM »
I'm really liking these hard tasks!  Detours at this stage of the game should have plenty of switching :tup:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2019, 07:40:46 PM »
Don't tell me Tyler & Korey are winning 4 legs in a row  :groan:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2019, 07:43:20 PM »
And we are back!

C/B are switching again!!! what the hell lol

Team fun got the poem task in third place.
L/J missed again

Nicole and Korey on their seventh attempts, they split half and half to try to get it.
And they both got it!


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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2019, 07:45:37 PM »
Teams must now go to the pitstop by rowing across the bay.
If i was T/K I would leave the victory to N/V lol 4 in a row gives you a big target.

L/J miss again.

Race to the pitstop between the first two teams
Victor is rowing alone lol

T/K are first again,
V/N in second

Lots of Dalmatian Dogs at the pitstop haha

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #26 on: June 12, 2019, 07:48:34 PM »
This leg is reminiscent of Unfinished Business :clap2:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #27 on: June 12, 2019, 07:50:22 PM »
Floyd doing the roadblock.
He did some marching in college so he thinks it will help him.

He gets it on the first attempt! wow!

B/C got the poem wrong,
L/J missed their 10th attempt
C/C on their fourth attempt, they get it! in fourth place!

Leo and Jamal are arguing

Team fun is team # 3 at the pitstop!

Leo and Jamal get the poem task after 11th attempts. In fifth place.

C/B are last...

C/C forgot their gnome at the detour. oh oh must go back.
C/B are doing their sixth attempts of the poem...

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #28 on: June 12, 2019, 07:51:11 PM »
Colin\Christie having tons of trouble these past two legs :(

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #29 on: June 12, 2019, 07:56:38 PM »
and we are back....

C/C are not giving up
C/B missed their 9th attempts of the poem...
 
L/J fourth at the roadblock, Leo is doing it

Miss his first attempt
C/C get their gnome, their realize C/B are still there

C/B get it on their 12th attempt.

Christie is doing the roadblock
Leo and Christie are working together like Nicole and Korey
They get it on the first try, they hug it out.

Leo say: don't forget your gnome haha

C/C are fourth to the pitstop
L/J are fifth

We see Brett get it on the first try (probably was not)
C/B are done!

That ending was a bit rush.... lol




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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2019, 08:00:17 PM »
What a leg!  It's a true testament to task creation that the flight order didn't really matter for the elimination :yes:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2019, 08:02:01 PM »
Colin and Christie continued to get a Top 4 finish despite they messed up multiple times this leg :conf:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #32 on: June 12, 2019, 08:02:14 PM »
Phil asks them what they will remember of this experience:
They will remember how difficult it was but so rewarding
Their friendship is stronger, they met on Survivor but got to live a second incredible experience together
The bromance is exciting for some beers hahaha

Next time....

Show content
Next week, on The Amazing Race, teams go to the Netherlands.
Teams are up a creek (Teams are showed on boats)
as the DOUBLE UTURN RETURNS
L/J: If there is a spot to Uturn somebody, it will be Nicole and Victor, REVENGE!
Which pushes team to put the pedal to the metal
Teams on bike, and we have a switchback to TAR 12 with the pole hoping

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #33 on: June 12, 2019, 08:05:55 PM »
Thats a wrap!  :conf:

One of the best legs in recent memory!
Hard detour, hard roadblock, 2 route info, and a task to get to the pitstop.

That was great! Next week loos good also  :cheer:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #34 on: June 12, 2019, 08:30:08 PM »
Switchback coming!
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2019, 09:43:31 PM »
I think this was the best designed leg since TAR 29's Greece. For the first time I think this season, the tasks felt brand new and not like a rehash of previous tasks (yes, even the seemingly impossible needle-in-a-hay-stack Detour felt new). It really felt like a first-time visit to Croatia but it wasn't.

1. Tyler & Korey - They should've given 1st to Nic & Vic seeing there's a U-Turn on the next leg (but they obviously don't know as much as us viewers lol) but it doesn't seem like they're on anyone's radar even after four consecutive 1st place finishes.
2. Nicole & Victor - Even though Team Fun didn't really cut, I liked seeing them make a "comeback." They've had a rough few legs.
3. Becca & Floyd - I think this leg would've been theirs if their flight wasn't delayed. I think it's kind of hilarious how both of them can apply their real life skills to the most random challenges every episode lmao.
4. Colin & Christie - starting to see them as less dominant and just more consistent/level-headed. Nicole & Victor came close to 1st more times than these two ever have all season. Also, I was excited to see Christie do this Roadblock on her own but her and Leo working together ruined it lol.
5. Leo & Jamal - what were they getting wrong at the Detour? I thought they were doing fine ??? They continue to amaze me week after week, with how after dominating the first two legs, they are like, a weak team lol.
6. Chris & Bret - As much as I liked these guys, they deserved to go. Blowing a near 3-hour lead on a Detour?!

The rushed editing at the end ruined what was a really good leg. We could have done without 500 poem attempts and had a nice, suspenseful race to the mat. I will somewhat let it slide since Leo and Christie worked together at the Roadblock (and Chris & Bret were that far behind) and killed the suspense for the editors. How epic would it have been if all Leo, Christie, and Chris did the Roadblock at the same time though.

Oh, and airport drama. :conf: There is absolutely no way the editors could have left all of this drama out lmao.

LEG RANKINGS:
9 > 4 > 2 > 8 >>>> 7 > 5 > 3 > 6 > 1

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2019, 09:47:06 PM »
^ I agree with your assessment of Leo\Jamal.  They seem to struggle on every leg yet still survive somehow :duno:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2019, 11:26:54 PM »
It's so great seeing airport drama return to TAR. If only they can do this on every leg where teams need to fly somewhere. The two short ARI tasks before the Detour were fine. Serving up drinks, and doing something with the gnome were fun little tasks. The Detour was great and challenging. The treasure hunt Detour was basic, but had challenge to it. The Raft Poem Detour was great, but the episode took too much time on it. The Roadblock was fun to watch (especially for the visual). Also two Pit Stops in a row where they have to use boats to get to it is a way to spice things up.

Rating: 4/5

Teams I like:
Colin & Christie
Becca & Floyd
Nicole & Victor

Teams I'm Meh on:
Chris & Bret
Leo & Jamal

Team I Don't like:
Tyler & Korey

 

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2019, 11:29:14 PM »
Team uncle get eliminated
i prefer afghanimals get eliminated rather than them
but Chris & Bret will be remembered as one of the greatest team on The Amazing Race for slam green tream
thanks for your service gentlemen
bye team Bromance see u at future season of survivor
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2019, 02:33:51 AM »
What a leg!

Airport drama returning! <3

That Detour! <3 (I really need to go tubing again soon, this has given me inspiration!)

That Roadblock! <3

This is the best leg of the season to date!

(Oh and by the way, Tyler & Korey won a trip to Mexico for coming in First Place for this leg!)
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #40 on: June 13, 2019, 07:05:15 AM »
Much that was good on this leg (the detour, plane drama, forgetting the gnome, locations looked decent), though that was undermined by teams helping each other at the roman soldier challenge which meant that ending would have no drama.  Much better to have teams wait in line and do it on their own.  The poem seemed made up for the leg, I'm sure some would prefer if it was a Croatian poem to link to the locality.

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2019, 07:45:12 AM »
Just watched this episode, loved it, best episode the season
 :luvya:
The return of airport drama (even though i believe racers are not allowed to change flight like classic TAR)
The detour equally hard
Cool roadblock (i love Roman)
B/C eliminated. sayonara  :waves:

My only complaint (minor) was the editing at the end of episode, a bit rush.

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2019, 08:21:18 AM »
omg no bret and chris :( they did survivor dirty smh , loved todays ep tho

Airport drama <3
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2019, 08:23:44 AM »
I wonder if Chris and Brett regretted not Uturning a stronger team now.... they may still be in it if Rachel/Elissa were there. (or maybe not who knows...)

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2019, 08:42:46 AM »
I wonder if Chris and Brett regretted not Uturning a stronger team now.... they may still be in it if Rachel/Elissa were there. (or maybe not who knows...)

I don't think they would be.  They just couldn't get their act together and commit to a detour.

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2019, 10:15:19 AM »
What a beautiful leg :luvya:

Beautiful locations <3, airport drama <3, great tasks <3, and those Dalmatians at the Pit Stop <333

I'm surprised by how hard both Detours were. I think this might be one of the hardest Detour to complete. Seeing even no one (even Colin & Christie) cannot complete the snorkeling task, I wonder what would happen if that task is a Roadblock instead? We might see some penalties happening there.

While watching the first half, I really wonder what happened with Chris & Bret, they're in first place when choosing the Detour. Turn out it's because they're changing Detour three times. I think if they picked the poet task in the beginning, we might see the elimination of Leo & Jamal in this leg.

What I don't really like was the editing. Near the end, the editing seemed too rushed. We almost didn't see Colin & Christie vs Leo & Jamal in a boat race. And the elimination of Chris & Bret didn't really leave a memorable impression because it's really rushed for me.

But anyway, I still think this leg is the best leg of the season so far. I hope this continue to be better and better in upcoming legs! :luvya:

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2019, 10:44:08 AM »
sk, I wonder what would happen if that task is a Roadblock instead? We might see some penalties happening there.

While watching the first half, I really wonder what happened with Chris & Bret, they're in first place when choosing the Detour. Turn out it's because they're changing Detour three times. I think if they picked the poet task in the beginning, we might see the elimination of Leo & Jamal in this leg.

I don't know, if L/J and C/C were the last two teams, then they would not work together I imagine, so it's who ever finishes the roadblock alone first.

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« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2019, 10:45:23 AM »
If Chris and Bret stuck out the one Detour, who knows what would have happened? They already had the goblet and two coins.

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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2019, 10:58:38 AM »
sk, I wonder what would happen if that task is a Roadblock instead? We might see some penalties happening there.

While watching the first half, I really wonder what happened with Chris & Bret, they're in first place when choosing the Detour. Turn out it's because they're changing Detour three times. I think if they picked the poet task in the beginning, we might see the elimination of Leo & Jamal in this leg.

I don't know, if L/J and C/C were the last two teams, then they would not work together I imagine, so it's who ever finishes the roadblock alone first.

Yeah, also with C/C forgetting their gnome in the Detour, we also might see their elimination. :o

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« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2019, 11:27:00 AM »
Colin and Christie were very lackluster this leg. Screwed over by flights (their first time in 22 legs I think, if you want to discount the Auckland-Manila flight which bunched them up), last at the first two tasks, lost their gnome.. They were so off this episode. However, at the same time, they always manage to catch up and snag a top 4 finish.

And with that, they have been in the top 4 for 20 consecutive legs (of which 18 were in the top 3). I am kinda sad that they have no shot of overtaking Jet and Cord's record of 20 legs in the top 3 (though C and C will do it in 2 seasons instead of 3)

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« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2019, 11:28:39 AM »
Would have liked to have seen another team really try the snorkeling task, to see if it was almost impossible, or if Chris and brett just weren't very good at it!

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« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2019, 11:32:14 AM »
Tyler just pointed out on Twitter, last night was their 9th career win. They've broken the American record even if not in a single season.

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« Reply #52 on: June 13, 2019, 11:38:40 AM »
Would have liked to have seen another team really try the snorkeling task, to see if it was almost impossible, or if Chris and brett just weren't very good at it!
I lean towards it being confusing, because Chris was a fairly decent swimmer on Survivor, and it seemed like the water there was freezing, which adds another element of difficulty to the whole snorkeling thing

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« Reply #53 on: June 13, 2019, 12:05:32 PM »
Tyler just pointed out on Twitter, last night was their 9th career win. They've broken the American record even if not in a single season.

I knew they would be strong, but I am thoroughly surprised that they manage to win 4 in a row.

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« Reply #54 on: June 13, 2019, 01:35:05 PM »
Just watched the ep, and honestly, it's the bes leg of the season so far. We finally have airport drama, the detours are equally challenging, the RB is really good, rowing thw boat to tye pitstop is a nice touch too, andhe location itself is gorgeous. The ending itself is a bit rushed but I kinda ok with that since im assuming that chris and brett were that far to even catch up with L/J and C/C so there might be no point to make it as if they are close. Regardless, a very good leg, might be one of the best in while...

4.6/5

Leg 1: 3.5/5
Leg 2: 4.3
Leg 3: 3.7
Leg 4: 4.3
Leg 5: 4.1
Leg 6: 4.2
Leg 7: 4.1
Leg 8: 4.4
Leg 9: 4.6
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« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2019, 01:35:50 PM »
also, heya, im back from indefinite hiatus  :funny:
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2019, 04:26:35 PM »
Colin and Christie were very lackluster this leg. Screwed over by flights (their first time in 22 legs I think, if you want to discount the Auckland-Manila flight which bunched them up), last at the first two tasks, lost their gnome.. They were so off this episode. However, at the same time, they always manage to catch up and snag a top 4 finish.

And with that, they have been in the top 4 for 20 consecutive legs (of which 18 were in the top 3). I am kinda sad that they have no shot of overtaking Jet and Cord's record of 20 legs in the top 3 (though C and C will do it in 2 seasons instead of 3)

How could you not count their epic screw over by flight in TAR5 finale? In fact this time I think they made the same mistake again by not checking flight info till the last minute. That is how they lost last time.

Aren't they still have chance to have more top 3 finishes than Jet/Cord? There are still 3 legs to go.

I think generally this season they did not do as good as they used to be, especially at times when all teams got equalised they cannot be the first one taking lead, they turn into a more marathon style which in the long run they will catch up and get ahead, but not anymore like in TAR5 when they always try to get ahead even from the start.

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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2019, 06:23:36 PM »
Absolutely loved this leg. This leg had everything I could want in a leg and more. This leg had an airport scramble, a standby flight, a delayed flight, a gorgeous location, tough Detour options, Detour switching, a difficult Roadblock, a boat race to the mat, lost gnome, and Dalmatians. Coming into this season, I was not a fan of casting Nicole & Victor, though there were far more worse choices in casting recent BB showmances. The past legs have done nothing to make me like Nicole. Leg 7, she cried at the mat to garner sympathy from other racers. Leg 8, she acted indecisive at the U-Turn Vote, made Victor vote, and complained when he did vote. This leg, I couldn't stand her whining with the "line cutting." There was nothing at that counter that marked one line, and if there's one thing I hate on TAR it is people complaining about lines. I didn't like it on TAR 4 & 16. With that said, I loved the flight scramble at the start of the leg. While teams have booked some flights this season, they've all ended up on the same flights. This leg we got several flights. I also loved Split in this leg. Croatia is a stunning location and one that I would love to visit. Previous visits to Croatia across franchises have used similar locations and tasks, but this leg gave us a wide variety of locations with the beaches, cave church, Roman sites, and the harbor. There were also several creative tasks to go along with this location. I'm also stunned by the amount of switching that occurred even if it led to the demise of Chris & Bret. This was a great episode overall with my only complaint being the editing gaffs that occurred (Naming the wrong beach for the first task & displaying the wrong arrival time for the third flight), but that doesn't lessen my enjoyment.

Leo planning his entire family on the ticket agents.  :funny:
Ticket agent leaving on the dot.  :funny:
"Hello. Good news. We don't know the poem."  :funny:
Afghanimal's taxi driver calling them crazy.  :funny:
"Traveling along with our friend the Roaming Gnome. We'll go back on the boat."  :funny:
Bret thinking he'll never make detective because of the coins and then going for a beer.  :funny:

Punch & Bread: Lumped these two together because they were both two simple tasks that mainly added more destinations to this leg.
Motion: Loved this task. The poem was difficult enough that teams could easily slip up, and the boat rides and teams' dramatic speaking led to fun moments.
Ocean: This seemed like a simple task, yet it created so much drama with switching.
Marching Orders: Looked cool visually and it was a cool mental task to end the leg.
Dinghy: Much like last week, I liked that they added an extra step to reach the Pit Stop instead of just taking a taxi.

5/5/

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« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2019, 09:54:52 PM »
We might see some penalties happening there.
Speaking of penalties, we've only had 1 penalty in the last 20 legs, dating back to last season. Is this the longest drought for penalties ever? I feel like penalties used to be taken more often.

Anyway, this was one of the better legs of the past two seasons. Tasks were great and the leg was very non-linear. However, as others have said, the editing at the end of the episode was super rushed and kinda underwhelming.
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2019, 10:04:45 PM »
We might see some penalties happening there.
Speaking of penalties, we've only had 1 penalty in the last 20 legs, dating back to last season. Is this the longest drought for penalties ever? I feel like penalties used to be taken more often.

Anyway, this was one of the better legs of the past two seasons. Tasks were great and the leg was very non-linear. However, as others have said, the editing at the end of the episode was super rushed and kinda underwhelming.
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« Reply #60 on: June 13, 2019, 10:15:11 PM »
^ That's the one penalty that has been taken in the last 20 legs, as I mentioned.
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #61 on: June 15, 2019, 12:19:08 AM »
The best episode so far. Just minor hiccup due to the rushed editing at the end.

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« Reply #62 on: June 15, 2019, 04:17:06 PM »
I feel like penalties used to be taken more often.

Fewer hard tasks to do this decade.

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« Reply #63 on: June 15, 2019, 07:03:26 PM »
I feel like penalties used to be taken more often.

Fewer hard tasks to do this decade.

And teams reading the clues more thoroughly.
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Re: TAR 31 EP 9 LIVE UPDATES & COMMENTARY WED 6/12/19 8PM
« Reply #64 on: June 19, 2019, 10:12:06 AM »
I won't be able to do the live updates tonight :(  :'(

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« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2019, 12:53:02 PM »
Oh noooo…

Please say you'll be here for the Finale next week??
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« Reply #66 on: June 19, 2019, 01:25:11 PM »
I won't :( I'm going on vacation  :groan: